Lippert Components Buys Chassis Modifier
Lippert Components has acquired the operating assets of Sellers Mfg. Inc., a Milford, Ind.-based firm which modifies chassis primarily for producers of Class A and Class C Motorhome RVs, transit buses and specialized commercial trucks.
The purchase was completed on Aug. 30. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Automotive manufacturers of these types of chassis produce standard-length chassis, and Sellers Mfg. customizes the chassis lengths to meet the particular needs of motorhome, transit bus and specialized commercial truck producers, according to a press release. The chassis modification process requires an array of fabricated steel parts that are within Lippert Components’ existing capabilities, which will eliminate the need for outsourcing. In addition, Sellers Mfg. manufactures the patented E-Z Cruise, a suspension enhancement system for transit buses and Class C Motorhomes, which improves the vehicle’s ride performance.
“We expect that our long-standing relationships with producers of motorhomes and transit buses will enable us to expand Sellers Mfg.’s customer base and market share, and increase our penetration into these markets. The Sellers Mfg. facility, which we are leasing, is large enough to allow us to grow this operation and meet increasing demand,” said Scott Mereness, president of Lippert Components.
“The regional market for customizing motorhome chassis currently exceeds $15 million annually, and we are excited about the opportunities this new capability presents,” said Todd Driver, national operations director of Lippert Components. “Working with Sellers Mfg.’s experienced team, our goal is to capture a significant share of this market and increase our sales of related products for motorhomes.”